MiA Title - Battle on Hoth - Empire Software

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MiA Title - Battle on Hoth - Empire Software

Post by PeterJ » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:45 pm

A few weeks ago I received an email from 'PeeJay' who had been going through some blank tapes and found this undiscovered gem! He has kindly created a tzx for us to enjoy.

Those of a certain age will remember Your Computer magazine, and if you are anything like me you typed in 'Battle on Hoth'

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=460

Well, this version is labelled as being from 'Empire Software'. PeeJay says he read an interview with the original author (Duncan Kinnaird) saying he was planning on starting a software company, so maybe this was the result? See scan below:

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This version has a graphical overhaul and more work on presentation. Unless anyone knows Duncan, we will probably never know.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy and thanks to PeeJay for sharing.

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https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArXoD_0XF-YLg7Mk3B7 ... g?e=5SW8fS
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Re: MiA Title - Battle on Hoth - Empire Software

Post by Morkin » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:27 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:50 pm
Could this possibly be him...

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/duncan-kinnaird-9523442b
I don't think so - says first job was in 1997 when he was 22, so he wouldn't have been 16 in 1983.
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Post by PeterJ » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:09 am

Morkin wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:27 pm
PeterJ wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:50 pm
Could this possibly be him...

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/duncan-kinnaird-9523442b
I don't think so - says first job was in 1997 when he was 22, so he wouldn't have been 16 in 1983.
Fair point. Continue searching.
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Post by ZXOxo67 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:18 am

Hi Years ago Duncan uploaded at wos forum a other Version from empire soft. Its compiled basic. Its has a intro scrolltext, atat have moving legs. Like all other Versions it works only with issue 2 Keyboards, no Joystick support. Only a Z80 file. At the forum i had a little chat with duncan, ask for listings, drawings or sketches, but he has not. Sad. I send him the yc article from 83, he hadnt. Boh was my first game ever and i love it until today. IWill upload a s.a.p :D
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Post by ZXOxo67 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:36 pm

ZXOxo67 wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:18 am
IWill upload a s.a.p :D
the link: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvSqneKt8C9WgrpFSiP ... g?e=XoDAJ1
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